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J /24
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Description: J /24
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Thu April 23, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
Cons:

At one time the worlds most popular keel boat. May still be (I'm not sure).

Primarily used for racing, but it makes an excellent daysailer or weekender.

Low maintenance, easy to handle, used boats are inexpensive.

Cockpit is too small for more than a few people, but adequate.

Excellent overall satisfaction. Still one of the world's all-time best boats and will probably never be replaced.
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Registered: January 2000
Location: maryland
Posts: 1888
Review Date: Wed May 27, 1998 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
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Few other sailboat manufacturers can boast of solid boats even after 20 years of use. J boats are the best and my 1981 J24 is rock solid even after years of racing. I use this boat almost exclusively for cruising with my children and family and it is the best at teaching sailing and enjoying a day at sea.
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Review Date: Wed July 14, 1999 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
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I am a fairly new owner of a 21 year old J24. Several things have struck me so far:

1. I was amazed at quality for $$ that was available when I was shopping.

2. With the right rig and a good trailer (which most have) you could tow this boat from coast to coast. My first trip was 600+ miles, no problem!

3. Much more space below than a J22. Much less space below than a Catalina 25. Similar deck space to a J22 much more deck space than a Catalina 25.

4. Much more fun to sail than a Catalina 25! Easier on the family than a J22.
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ham_matthew
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Registered: October 2001
Review Date: Mon October 15, 2001 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
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Best Boat for the Value
Sail # 2728
Hull and Rudder have been done
good sail inventory
deck redone with nonslip in 2000
New keel
$18,000 cdn.
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mikegrimes
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Registered: August 2002
Review Date: Mon August 26, 2002 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
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I have owned this boat for 9 years; I have not raced the boat; it has been kept on a trailer and has been used year-round. I recently bought a 1999 Nissan 5hp motor for the boat. It also has a 1989 Magnum custom dual-axle trailer.

This is simply the best boat I've ever owned. It is light, but stable. It is fast in light or heavy air. It points extremely well. I have upgraded the spreader (added a thru bar) and the vang (increased its mechanical advantage by adding an additional pully and a strop). This is a great day sailer in winds up to about 15 knots; above this, the jib and a reefed mainsail are necessary to keep the boat standing on its feet.

The keel and rudder have been faired; the previous owner, who owned it since it was new, had the boat and the sails measured.
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Review Date: Sun May 11, 2003 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 0 

 
Pros:
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I've owned my J24 since 2000, so about 4 seasons. Don't race it, but love to sail it. Great for light winds, makes good headway in all weather. It's fun to leave most boats in your wake

Weaknesses: A little dicey in winds over 20Kts, or chop over 3 feet, but can be managed.

Love my boat.
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Registered: June 2006
Posts: 72
Review Date: Mon July 3, 2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Price you paid?: None indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: It's generally as fast as other boats up to 32-36 feet
Cons: Keel stepped mast is more difficult to raise/lower for the day sailor

I've had my boat for 2 years. I removed much of the cabin top hardware as there is no reason for all the lines to run to the cockpit. A full crew is 5, with 2 on the cabin top, 1 on the bow, and 2 in the cockpit. I can single hand it with 1 or 2 sails. I have stowed my spinnaker for now - that's reserved for the full crew. It's nearly 9' wide. I paid only $5900 without motor.
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